Autumn Notes from Four Seasons Hotel Firenze: The Best Exhibitions, Music and Theatre

Celebrating the arrival of the new season in Florence 2012-08-21 — / — According to the readers of Travel + Leisure, the New York-based magazine that has become the bible of quality leisure travel fans, there is one city in Europe that stands highest on the podium of best places to visit. It is Florence, which ranks second… Read the full press release

Hut, Hut Hike! Four Seasons Hotel Austin Gearing Up to Welcome College Football Fans

UT-Themed Pedicure

Front drive tailgating, creative cocktails and more planned as UT fever invades Austin 2012-08-21 — / — With the first University of Texas football game just days away,Four Seasons Hotel Austin is ready to “kick-off” another memorable season filled with UT-themed offerings throughout the Hotel. Front Drive Live! From valet parkers wearing special Four Seasons UT jerseys and a… Read the full press release

Reminder: O’Hare Concessions Open House on August 30, 2012

CHICAGO, 2012-08-21 — / — Are you a business owner or entrepreneur interested in operating a restaurant at O’Hare International Airport? The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a Concessions Open House event next week on August 30 for operators interested in responding to an upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) for food and beverage concessions at O’Hare International Airport…. Read the full press release

Macau International Fireworks Display Contest Spectacularly Commences in September

MGTO Director unveils details for the fireworks contest this year

2012-08-21 — / — 24th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will be held at the sea area in front of the Macau Tower on September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 1. Macau International Fireworks Display Contest is organized by Macau Government Tourist Office. During the press conference, Director of Macau Government Tourist Office, João Manuel… Read the full press release

Dragonair Welcomes Further Streamlining of Entry Arrangements for Taiwan Residents

Hong Kong, 2012-08-21 — / — Dragonair today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement by the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong SAR government that it will implement the online Pre-arrivalRegistration for Taiwan Residents from 1 September 2012. Dragonair Chief Executive Officer Patrick Yeung said: “Taiwan is an important market for Dragonair and we now operate three flights to… Read the full press release

It’s An All New Sunday Brunch at The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Hot Brunch items at The Bristol Lounge

With a carving station, homemade pastas and mouthwatering desserts, Boston’s best brunch is bigger, better – and sweeter than ever Boston, U.S.A. 2012-08-21 — / — Sunday Brunch at The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Boston is already a treat, but now more than ever with exciting new menu inclusions. In addition to the classic favourites that guests have always… Read the full press release



2012-08-21 — / — To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Mary Peters winning a gold medal, we have 2 tickets for Mary Peters Celebration Event at The Grand Opera House up for grabs! The Belfast Grand Opera House is hosting an evening on Sunday 2nd September 2012 with stars from the world of sport, entertainment and the media. Sporting legends and… Read the full press release

Commissioner Andolino Provides Perspective on Airline/Airport Relationships

CHICAGO, 2012-08-21 — / — Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino was a guest speaker today at a conference hosted by the International Association of Airport Executives Canada and the American Association of Airport Executives in Montreal, Quebec. Andolino and other industry leaders participated in a panel discussion about relationships between airlines and airports. The issue was one of several timely topics… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Offers “Explore More, Spend Less” Fall Fare Sale

Low fares starting at $59* between Reno and Bay Area; $89* between Portland and Southern California SEATTLE, 2012-08-21 — / — Alaska Airlines launched a sale today offering low fares throughout the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada and Mexico. One-way fares start at $59* between Reno, Nevada, and San Jose, Calif., and $89* between… Read the full press release

Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley Coming to Hershey Theatre

Tickets on Sale Monday, August 27 at 9 a.m. Michael Flatley’s Irish Dance Show One of World’s Most Loved Tours Hershey, Pa., 2012-08-21 — / — Sixteen years ago, Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley ( launched; today, it is selling out arenas and theatres as the world’s highest grossing Irish dance show. Generations… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo Takes Top Honors in Performance Study

Airline Earns Quest for Quality Award for 16th Year in a Row DALLAS, 2012-08-21 — / — Southwest Airlines Cargo is honored to receive the 2012 Quest for Quality Award, awarded by Logistics Management Magazine.  The Quest for Quality Award is the most extensive year-to-year market research study conducted in the logistics industry, which evaluates and measures transportation… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific welcomes further streamlining entry arrangements for Taiwan residents

2012-08-21 — / — Cathay Pacific Airways today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement of the implementation arrangements for the online Pre-arrival Registration for Taiwan Residents by the Immigration Department which will further streamline the immigration arrangements for Taiwan residents to visit Hong Kong with effect from 1 September. Cathay Pacific Director Sales and Marketing Rupert Hogg said:… Read the full press release

Customised Mallorca: Adventure trips with BINOLI and airberlin

2012-08-21 — / — An analysis by Mallorca travel specialist BINOLI has shown that travellers, especially those with flexible holiday plans, are seeking individualised travel experiences. “In particular, freedom-loving holidaymakers are no longer satisfied with the traditional package holiday,” says André Kollmeyer, Managing Director of BINOLI GmbH. “Unique hotels combined with individual travel schedules are particularly… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand to encourage growth of medical tourism sector with Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Familiarization Trip

Bangkok, 2012-08-21 — / — To sustain the growth of Thailand’s medical tourism sector, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has organized the “Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Familiarization (fam) Trip”, which runs from September 10 to 15, 2012. The fam trip will play an important role in showcasing Thailand as one of the… Read the full press release

Silversea Details 2013 Voyage Collection in Two New Brochures

Expedition cruises now featured in separate brochure 2012-08-21 — / — Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has released two new brochures showcasing over 200 imaginative voyages sailing from January through December 2013 to over 450 destinations on seven continents. The new 2013 Voyages atlas immediately captures the imagination with an exquisite cover design that hints at the luxurious travel experiences… Read the full press release

Precautionary Health Advisory at the JW Marriott Chicago

2012-08-21 — / — The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has alerted the JW Marriott Chicago that three previous guests of the hotel have been diagnosed with a type of a pneumonia referred to as Legionnaires’ disease.  The hotel responded immediately with an investigation in cooperation with the CDPH.  On their advice, the hotel drained… Read the full press release

TAP DOGS Coming to Hershey Theatre Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Monday, August 27 at 9 a.m. Hershey, Pa., 2012-08-21 — / — TAP DOGS is taking the world by storm having performed in 330 cities worldwide with 12 million seats sold. The 2012 tour will stop at Hershey Theatre on Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this show are $52, $47,… Read the full press release

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Partners with Lon Island Children in Spreading Conservation Message in Koh Lone

In Celebration of Mother’s Day in Thailand, Luxurious Resort Hotel Educates Younger Generation on Environmental Sustainability PHUKET, Thailand, 2012-08-21 — / — Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa recentlyteamed up with Lon Island Children to nurture local children in Koh Lone’s small community as part of International Youth Week and Mother’s Day celebrations on August 9, 2012…. Read the full press release

Preferred Hotel Group Expands its Member Collection, Increases Reservation Revenue and Distribution Channels; Celebrates its Commitment to Family Travel

CHICAGO, 2012-08-21 — / — Preferred Hotel Group™, a global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent hotels, continued to expand its family of brands during the second quarter of 2012 with the addition of 19 new hotels, including its first member hotel in the country of Georgia, Hotel Kabadoni. The company also saw an… Read the full press release

First Crowne Plaza Hotel in Qatar Opens Its Doors to Guests: Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park was inaugurated by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani yesterday

Crowne Plaza Doha - The Business Park hotel exterior

Doha, Qatar, 2012-08-21 — / — Trans Orient Establishment and IHG celebrated the opening of Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park yesterday by welcoming its first guest, and hotel owner, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani. His Highness checked into the hotel after being welcomed at a ceremony attended by the hotel’s… Read the full press release

Finavia to renovate Vaasa Airport

2012-08-21 — / — Finavia will launch a renovation of Vaasa Airport’s terminal facilities during the autumn. The renovation will make Vaasa Airport more functional. The goal is to improve passenger service so that Vaasa Airport will competitively and cost effectively meet flight travel needs in the future. The renovation is estimated to cost EUR 1… Read the full press release

EVA Gives Hokkaido-Bound Passengers Added Flexibility

New service between Taipei and Hakodate starts 28 October 16 Aug., 2012, 2012-08-21 — / — EVA Air will begin flying to a second destination in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s four main islands, on 28 October, 2012. Initially, the carrier will operate two flights a week between Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport and Hakodate Airport. The… Read the full press release

Hilton Manchester Deansgate Announces Total Re-style of Cloud 23

MANCHESTER, England, 2012-08-21 — / — Hilton Manchester Deansgate has announced that its famous destination bar, Cloud 23, will undergo a complete style overhaul which will see it transformed into one of the most glamorous venues in the north west of England. Work on the transformation will start on Tuesday 11 September 2012 with the results due to… Read the full press release

China Airlines to Offer Daily Flights to Auckland Starting October 28

2012-08-21 — / — China Airlines will extend its Taipei-Sydney roundtrip service to Auckland on October 28 based on its optimism over New Zealand’s tourism market and ties between Taiwan, New Zealand, and Australia. China Airlines will add four weekly flights to Auckland to its Taipei-Sydney route (CI051/CI052). Combined with the existing three weekly Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland flights… Read the full press release

Upcoming Opening of a New iStore Location at Toronto Pearson International Airport

2012-08-21 — / — LS travel retail North America and Toronto Pearson International Airport are pleased to announce the upcoming opening of a new iStore location. Situated in Terminal 3, near domestic gate B26, it is the Airport’s second iStore, after the opening of a first location in Terminal 1 last year. Set to open in October, the store… Read the full press release

Jet Airways enhances Gulf connectivity with three new flights

Will now operate six daily flights between India and the UAE 2012-08-21 — / — Effective October 18, 2012, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline is set to enhance connectivity to the Gulf with the launch of its new Mumbai-Sharjah service, the airline’s sixth daily flight to the UAE from Mumbai, in addition to the resumption… Read the full press release


€16 SEAT SALE FOR TRAVEL IN SEPT, OCT & NOV 2012-08-21 — / — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (21 Aug) announced that it will increase the number of flights between Kerry and London Stansted from three return flights per week to a daily return flight from 7 Nov. Ryanair, which already offers a daily… Read the full press release

CVG Awards Contract for Runway Rehabilitation

2012-08-21 — / — The Kenton County Airport Board has authorized CVG to enter into a contract with Hi-Way Paving Inc. to complete runway rehabilitation. The runway rehabilitation project is necessary for ongoing safe and efficient operations at the airport and is critical to maintain CVG’s world-class infrastructure well into the future. The work will be… Read the full press release

21.08.2012 Zurich Airport News Flash No. 18 / Half Year Result 2012

2012-08-21 — / — Flughafen Zürich AG concluded its first half year 2012 with a positive result. With 80.2 million Swiss Francs, net profit for the first half year of 2012 rose by 9.1 percent compared to the first half year of 2011. Flughafen Zürich AG: Positive First Half Year 2012 The number of passengers grew… Read the full press release

Schiphol Group 2012 Interim Report

Mainport grows despite uncertain economic climate Revenue increases by EUR 33 million (5.5%) to EUR 637 million (2011: EUR 604 million); EBITDA rises by 2.2% to EUR 264 million (2011: EUR 258 million); Net result is EUR 93 million (2011: EUR 97 million; down by 4.9%). Key developments: Traffic and transport at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol during the… Read the full press release